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|Timarete anchylochaetus|| Cirratulidae (cirratulid/sphagetti worm)
Terebellida (Annelida: Polychaeta)
|Timarete anchylochaetus (Schmarda, 1861). Family Cirratulidae|
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|Habitat:||Intertidal. Rocky shore. Soft shore. Sheltered to open beaches. Infaunal. Depth range: 0-? (m). Salinity regime: Estuary-like variation. Microhabitat: Tube:|
|Occurrence:|| Consistently occurring, sometimes common. Density: 100 (m2).
Distribution in NZ: New Zealand wide
|Feeding guild:||Surface deposit-feeding/herbivore.|
|Diagnosis:||Genus Timarete in Family Cirratulidae.
Adult is very large. First branchiae arising from a segment anteior to tentacular filament groups; tentacular filaments arising from two or more chaetigers; Branchiae close to notopodium in anterior, shifting towards mid-dorsum in middle chaetigers. Chaetiger one has a large branchial filament. Chaetae are capillaries, with hooks beginning from c45-50 in neuropodium and more posterior (from mid-body ) in notopodium. Colour: Orange. Maximum size: 100 mm total length, mm body width.
|Notable aspect:||Branchiae close to notopodium in anterior, shifting towards mid-dorsum in middle chaetigers. Chaetae in include thickened simple hooks.|
|Best References:||Biology: No recommendation. Taxonomy: No recommendation.|
|Synonyms, NZ records||Original figures||Original description details|
|Genus diagnosis||More pictures||Further references (biology, etc)||Family Cirratulidae|
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